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Disqualification Overturned For Queens University of Charlotte at Collegiate Club National Championships

By USA Triathlon | April 18, 2019, 11:11 a.m. (ET)

— USA Triathlon today announced that, following a formal review by the USA Triathlon Hearings & Appeals Committee, the disqualification has been overturned for the Queens University of Charlotte’s mixed relay team at the 2019 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, held April 5-6 in in Tempe, Arizona.

With the decision, Queens’ first-place finish in the Mixed Relay event is reinstated and the school thereby earns the overall Collegiate Club National Championships title. Final, official results for top-3 in both the Mixed Relay event and the overall club standings — combining results from the Draft-Legal, Olympic-Distance and Mixed Relay events — are as follows:

Mixed Relay
Final Results 

1. Queens University of Charlotte, 1:07:11
2. U.S. Naval Academy, 1:08:55
3. University of Colorado, Boulder, 1:08:56

Overall Club Standings
1. Queens University of Charlotte, 4,464 points
2. University of California, Berkeley, 4,421
3. University of Colorado, Boulder, 4,401

The Queens Royals claim the overall club title for the first time in history, while successfully defending their Mixed Relay National Championship from 2018. 

Queens was initially disqualified from the Mixed Relay event following a protest by another team alleging Queens had committed a rules violation by wearing uniform sleeves. Queens appealed the disqualification onsite, but the appeal was denied after being heard by the competition jury. Queens proceeded with a formal second appeal, which underwent a standard review process and hearing. The appeal was heard by a volunteer panel of three members of the USA Triathlon Hearings & Appeals Committee, which today issued a decision to overturn the disqualification. 

For complete results from the 2019 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, click here.

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